Thunderstorm warning - watch out!

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At 6:30 or so the sky went completely dark in Vernon and we had continuous heavy rain and lightning for about half an hour. It's calmed down considerably but they're still calling for up to 40mm of rain here tonight. Not raining right now, actually quite pleasant and fresh outside.
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the truth wrote:its like Kelowna has a dome over it lol


Ya, it has a dome over it every day except for my ride days which are on sundays
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To The Truth ...

I think the best way to get rain on your grass is to move it outside.lol
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not this guy, my grass is outside only
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So far Penticton got no rain... maybe just a sprinkle
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Honestly I don't think it's going to rain anymore. What a let down.
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civil wrote:So far Penticton got no rain... maybe just a sprinkle

Same for my place. I haven't had drop yet! Still totally bone dry.
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West Kelowna. nothing. I can live w/o the storms. but damn we need some rain.
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Just got back from Rutland, no rain downtown to Rutland. Nada. Air feels fresh, cooled off, but not a drop.
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Dryer than a popcorn fart in Westbank and there is lightning in the area.
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Raining in Rutland now, there was lots of lightning towards Little White Mtn from 10:45 to 11:15
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Talk about a disappointing forecast. They were calling for rainfall up to 40 mm. Places like west kelowna hardly got anything.
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But that isn't even the most disappointing part. All other days with rain forecasted have been canceled and changed into more hot and sunny days. Nothing wrong with some nice weather but it's going to get dry, fast. We need an actual rain storm, no more of these little thunderstorms.

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Today Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon with 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind south 20 km/h. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 10.

Sun, 16 Aug Mainly sunny. High 25.
Night Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 13.

Mon, 17 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. High 25.
Night Clear. Low 11.

Tue, 18 Aug Sunny. High 27.
Night Clear. Low 13.

Wed, 19 Aug Sunny. High 30.
Night Clear. Low 13.

Thu, 20 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. High 27.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 12.

Fri, 21 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. High 25.
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I am afraid that, as the World Weather Prophets have been saying for the last couple of years, the Okanagan Valley is marching toward becoming the next Nevada. Less but more violent storms in the meantime.

World (local) Weather patterns are, in general, slowly moving 300 to 500 Km further North and South of the Equator.
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Donald G wrote:I am afraid that, as the World Weather Prophets have been saying for the last couple of years, the Okanagan Valley is marching toward becoming the next Nevada. Less but more violent storms in the meantime.

The World Weather Prophets are on crack. The storms always skirt the valley in August. The only time the Okanagan valley bottom gets a good solid rain the summer is when a cold front moves through, and yesterday's event was not caused by a cold front. EC should have known better.


There is evidence that we are heading back unto the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s, which were caused in all likelihood by the "warm blob" out in the Pacific:

http://cliffmass.blogspot.ca/2015/08/fo ... ummer.html
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/05/04/s ... in-193436/

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